News and Blogs

  • Maths in nature



    As Scouts, we try to enjoy nature's splendour every day that we interact with it. Some of us are keen birdwatchers, others can tell an oak tree from a weeping willow, however all of us can see that nature is beautiful. For Pi Day, we try to break down some of the patterns in nature, and how they're really defined by mathematics.

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  • How active listening helps you be a great volunteer



    Tim Kidd, UK Chief Commissioner explains how listening helps us live our values of care, respect and cooperation while supporting young people and volunteers 

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  • Our journey – how the Scouts helped my son learn to listen



    My son is a healthy, energetic and imaginative child. But there’s a fundamental problem. He just doesn’t seem to be able to listen. 

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  • 5 ways Scouts encourage listening skills



    Listening is about far more than just hearing – it’s about understanding, responding to and remembering what someone is telling you. Recent YouGov research found that 91% of UK adults who stated an opinion think the Scouts help young people develop active listening skills – but how do we do it? Here are five practical ways that we develop listening skills at Scouts.

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  • 9 out 10 people say Scouts develop active listening as a skill for life


    New YouGov research has revealed that better listening is the key to happiness and productivity at home, work, and in wider society. Significantly, it has also revealed that more than 9 out of 10 UK adults believe Scouts helps young people to develop the active listening skills needed for success.

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  • Build a wiggle robot


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    Now that technology has become more accessible and intuitive, introducing young people early in their development can be really beneficial. Building this robot teaches young people about multiple aspects of robotics.

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  • Scouts say listening to each other is the key to a cohesive society



    New research from the Scouts shows that better listening, and listening more often, are the keys to a more cohesive society and a better working environment. Significantly, it has also revealed that more than 9 out of 10 UK adults believe that Scouts helps young people to develop these crucial listening skills.

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  • Scouts’ urban survival guide



    As Scouts, we’re used to braving the elements. But what should our strategy be when faced with tricky situations in our cities and towns? We’ve put together this short survival guide for successfully navigating urban environments.

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  • Scouts on film


    Scouts On Film BLOG

    Learn how to make a helpful tutorial video, so you can share your skills with the world wide web.

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  • New International Commissioner appointed


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    As many members will already be aware, our International Commissioner, Jack Maxton, will soon come to the end of his term, after a very successful period in post.  

    Back in November 2018, we started recruiting for Jack’s successor, and we’re delighted to announce that Callum Kaye – our current Deputy International Commissioner  – will be taking on the role for the next 3 to 5 years. 

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